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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek τροφικός (trophikós, pertaining to food or nourishment), from τροφή (trophḗ, food).

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trophic (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to nutrition.
  2. (ecology) Describing the relationships between the feeding habits of organisms in a food chain.
  3. (physiology) Of or pertaining to growth.

Usage notesEdit

In physiological sense, not to be confused with similar-sounding tropic – the words and concepts are unrelated.[1]

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  1. ^ Trophic vs. Tropic”, Werner Steinberg, JAMA, May 3, 1952, 149(1), p. 82, doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930180084027.